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April 1, 2020

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: First Look: The Comeback Nation

The Comeback Nation, How U.S. Economic Supremacy Has Proved Declinists Wrong “The 2020s have opened with the sudden shock of a global pandemic. Economists are downgrading their growth forecasts for countries all over the world, and the United States’ record-long economic expansion is at risk of coming to an abrupt end,” writes Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. “But there is little evidence to suggest that the downturn will hit the United States disproportionately hard.” Sharma observes that “It is hard... Read more →


STATEMENT FROM BRIGID CALLAHAN HARRISON

REGARDING SENATOR CORY BOOKER’S DECISION TO BRACKET WITH HARRISON IN UPCOMING NEW JERSEY PRIMARY [March 31, 2020 – Longport, New Jersey] As first reported today by New Jersey Globe’s David Wildstein, Senator Cory Booker filed a letter to the Division of Elections seeking to specifically bracket with Brigid Harrison in New Jersey’s 2ndCongressional District primary. The decision will ensure that both candidates are grouped together on every ballot in the district for the 2020 Democratic primary. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Senator Booker’s... Read more →


COVID-19 Threatens Health…of Second Amendment

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Our nation continues to struggle with the widespread impact of the COVID-19 virus. By now, everyone should be aware of the new “social distancing” paradigm, where we are all encouraged to avoid large groups of people, and maintain at least six feet of distance between each other when we do interact. Regular washing of our hands—which we should have been doing already—is now the norm, and anyone caught coughing or sneezing outside of the confines of their own elbow... Read more →


Gloucester City Trash Collection Update: Bulk Trash Pickup Suspended Because of Coronavirus

Gloucester City Residents: Due to the Covid-19 Virus affecting all of New Jersey, the city’s trash company, Republic Service, and the city of Gloucester have agreed to suspend the collection of bulk waste for the foreseeable future. It will begin Monday, April 6, 2020 and will continue until the end of this nationwide pandemic. It is a safety measure for all involved so as to minimize contact. Gloucester City is one of the last towns in Camden County to agree to the suspension of bulk... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire Damages Two Properties on Orange St.

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The fire started at 214 Orange Street, the unit next to it has water damage. (CNBNews photo) (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ)(April 1, 2020)--Gloucester City Fire Department (GCFD) was dispatched to the 200 unit block of Orange on Monday afternoon, March 31 for a dwelling fire. The fire broke out at 214 Orange Street, a three-story semi-detached wood frame property. It sits at the end of a row of four properties. The adjoining properties suffered water damage.Besides Gloucester City, eight other... Read more →


Almost 9,000 Meals Delivered to Camden County Seniors in first Week of Expanded Service

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services has delivered nearly 9,000 meals to seniors in need since March 18 as part of an expanded, unprecedented effort to ensure that no senior goes hungry during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Wednesday alone, more than 1,900 individual meals were delivered throughout the county. Last week, all residents previously enrolled in one of the county’s senior meal or dialysis transport programs, equal to roughly 500 residents, automatically began receiving home-delivery of meals.... Read more →


Home Country: April Fools Day

CNBNews Contributor April First … clear wonderful morning … members of the world dilemma think tank down at the Mule Barn coffee shop looked around. “Anyone seen Dud this morning?” “Not me. Haven’t seen Herb, either, come to think of it.” “Hey, that’s right,” Steve said. “Matter of fact, haven’t seen much of those two all this past week.” “Working, you think?” said Doc. “Those two?” “Yeah. What was I thinking?” They were quiet through the sweet rolls and Steve’s hash browns. “Last time I... Read more →


Health Tips: Take Time to Relax

While adults are home teleworking, and kids are at home participating in online educational instruction (we hope), it’s even more important during these challenging times to take a moment to get out into the family yard. The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that nature starts right outside your back door. Let the proven benefits green space give us a break from being cooped up inside. Listen to the birds. Watch the trees. Curl your toes in the grass. Work outside planting and preparing for the budding... Read more →


CDC Issues Warning Against Use of Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent Virus

(Camden City, NJ)(March 30, 2020) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an official guidance warning against the use of chloroquine phosphate to treat coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC issued the alert after learning of a couple that ingested the substance, leaving one dead and another critically ill. Non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate is a chemical intended for use with aquariums. The agency included in its guidance that it is aware of unconfirmed media reports that the commercially available chemicals may be out of stock due... Read more →


How to use alternative face masks and shields

March, 2020 Hans Kellner Board of Health, Department of Public Health PHILADELPHIA PA--As COVID-19 coronavirus spreads in Philadelphia, an increasing proportion of people that everyone encounters is likely to be infected. The City has enacted a “stay at home” order and recommendations on social distancing to reduce the number of person-to-person interactions that could lead to spread of the infection, and no use of personal protective equipment should be seen as an alternative to following these recommendations. However, work or caregiving duties may require some... Read more →


Sheriff Officers Assisting in Patrol of Camden City

(Camden City, NJ) – In an effort to provide additional resources and personnel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officers from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office have begun assisting Camden County Metro Officers on patrol in Camden City. The partnership creates a force multiplier for front line policing and helps address the challenges of social distancing measures put in place to reduce the effect of the coronavirus. The Sheriff’s Office typically provides a variety of law enforcement service and support in the county in both civil... Read more →


GOP Women Surpass Previous High for Filed House Candidates;

Filing Deadlines in Nearly Half of States Yet to Pass With candidate filings posted in 25 states, and deadlines passed in an additional two states that have not yet posted candidate lists, 140 Republican women have filed to run for U.S. House seats, a new high since the Center for American Women and Politics began collecting this data in 1990. The previous high for Republican women House candidates was 133, set in 2010. With filing deadlines still open in nearly half of states, including New... Read more →


Aid for Camden County Businesses

(Camden City, NJ) – Camden County businesses impacted by COVID-19 now have access to a variety of new programs through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). The NJEDA Board passed the measure last Thursday to give businesses facing financial hardship access to initiatives ranging from grant programs for small businesses and zero-interest loans for mid-sized companies to funding for entrepreneurs and support for private-sector lenders. “Camden County is home to many family-owned companies who rely on their business for their livelihood,” said Freeholder Director... Read more →


New Drive-Up Coronavirus Testing Site Opens Today in Camden City

(Camden City, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health, the Camden County Freeholder Board, and Camden County Health Department have collaborated to open a new drive-up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site in the city of Camden beginning April 1, 2020. “We are proud to work with two of our outstanding regional health systems, Cooper and Virtua, to open this new COVID-19 testing site to serve the needs of the citizens of Camden County,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “As the entire country and state... Read more →


A month of hope for children and youth

Dear American Legion Family and Friends, April is the month we raise attention to American Legion programs and services for children and youth. For Children & Youth Month this year, we need to raise more than attention. The coronavirus pandemic has created an urgent need to financially assist military and veteran families with children at home, whose lives have been turned upside-down in recent weeks. They need our help now, and they will need it for months to come. American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance grants... Read more →


OAKLYN SETTLES $250,000 LAWSUIT with Woman Involving Borough Cops and K-9 Police Dog

By John Paff Post dateMarch 25, 2020 | NJ Civil Settlements On February 3, 2020, the Borough of Oaklyn (Camden County, NJ) agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Collingswood woman who claimed that Borough cops sicced a police dog on her after chasing her home because she parked incorrectly in a 7-Eleven parking lot. In her lawsuit, Natalie Diaz said that in the early evening of February 2, 2016, she went to the 7-Eleven in Oaklyn to purchase a cup... Read more →